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Roy Montgomery - Scenes From The South Island
Tracklist
A1Along The Main Divide
A2Clear Night, Port Hills
A3Twilight Conversation
B1Rainshadow Near Christchurch
B2Rain Receding
B3Escape Velocity
B4Downtown To Vesuvio
B5The Road To Diamond Harbour
C1Winding It Out In The High Country
C2Norwester Head On
C3The Last Kakapo Dreams Of Flying
D1Hollyford Valley Day 1
D2Hollyford Valley Day 2
D3Hollyford Valley Day 3

Roy Montgomery
Scenes From The South Island

Yellow Electric | Item No: 695772
Vinyl 2LP | 2019 / US – Original | New
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Item Description
Expanded reissue of New Zealand guitar pioneer Roy Montgomery’s rare and revered full-length debut, Scenes From The South Island, originally released in 1995 by West Coast experimental / space rock label Drunken Fish. Recorded on both coasts on a pair of Tascam 4-tracks, the album is alternately wistful, windswept, skeletal, shredded, and strange. Solo guitar figures flow and fray through echo and empty space, evoking loss, long roads, and low-lit landscapes.

Montgomery’s own memories of this era conjure it vividly:

“Several elements converged or aligned for the making of Scenes From The South Island in late 1994, early 1995. Landing in San Francisco where things felt different but the same. The play of light, the odd ornamental pohutakawa or ti kouka sprouted from tiny front yards and waving silently at me in this neighborhood or that. The wind. A room with basic recording equipment up on Sunset, the kind of which I had seen before many times in flats or houses in my city. Patches of the American landscape viewed from the road or trodden lightly upon that still seemed as unpeopled as home and rightly so. Time off to remember. Time off to try to forget. A cheap electric guitar waiting for me in a pawn shop in Chicago. Thoughts about good places to die both here and there. The land talking to me. The dead talking to me. Spirit guides. Pathways in the brain. Luck. Another room on the other side of the continent on the Lower East Side with almost the exact same set-up for recording. A few good friends. Solitude. Anonymity. Despair. Solace built from sound. Making new spaces by going back. Stepping in the same river time and time again.”
Item Details
Item No:695772
Artist:Roy Montgomery
Titel:Scenes From The South Island
Label:Yellow Electric
Katalog-Nr:GR 019
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Indierock / Alternative
Condition:New
Price:27,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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